Legal expert Melissa Murray

Legal expert Melissa Murray

Legal Expert Melissa Murray to Deliver Tresolini Lecture Tonight on Supreme Court

The New York University law professor will speak on 'The Supreme Court in American Life and Judging the Supreme Court.'

Legal expert Melissa Murray will deliver Lehigh’s 43rd Annual Tresolini Lecture Tuesday, Sept. 19, on “The Supreme Court in American Life and Judging the Supreme Court.”

Murray, a New York University law professor, is a leading expert in constitutional law, family law, and reproductive rights and justice. She co-hosts the “Strict Scrutiny” podcast.

The lecture will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Neville Hall, 301.

Murray has written for The New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek, and The Nation, and has offered commentary for numerous media outlets, including MSNBC, NPR, CNN, ABC and PBS.

In 2018, she testified at the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. At the time, she said Kavanaugh’s record suggests “he will provide the necessary fifth vote that would utterly eviscerate the right to abortion.”

Her research focuses on the legal regulation of intimate life and encompasses the regulation of sex and sexuality, marriage and its alternatives, the marriage equality debate, the legal regulation of caregiving, and reproductive rights and justice.

Her publications have appeared in the California Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Harvard Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Pennsylvania Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Yale Law Review, among others.

Prior to joining New York University, Murray was on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She served as interim dean of Berkeley Law from March 2016 to June 2017.

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